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Histologic Technician

Location: Denver, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 890511 Date posted: 06/30/2020
Description:
Performs a variety of technical laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, using knowledge of anatomical laboratory techniques, procedures and equipment. Utilizes knowledge of tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine and specialized staining.  

Essential Responsibilities:
  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.
  • Tissue processing: Accurately and dependably cleans and operates tissue processors according to proper schedules. Embedding: Properly orients tissue into accurate mold in an acceptable time frame.
  • Microtomy: Prepares slides for microscopic examination and analysis for final diagnosis by the pathologist, while ensuring proper protocol is followed.
  • Staining: Processes required and requested stains in a timely and technically accurate manner. Ability to recognize staining problems and ability to troubleshoot, routine H&E, special staining and immunohistochemistry staining.
  • Prepares tissue specimens for pathologist to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Maintains cleanliness of work area, to include, cleaning and maintain embedding center, refilling paraffin dispenser, washing metal base molds, cleaning and dismantling microtome to maintain proper working order, etc.
  • Resolves conflict through finding a common ground and obtaining cooperation with minimal disruption.
  • Must be able to work independently and also must collaborate with others to ensure work processes and workflow meets organizational needs. Willingness to cross-train within department at Stapleton Support Services and other satellite facilities. Accepts any other duties as assigned by supervisor.Conducts him/herself in accordance with the principles of the Labor Management Partnership and the Bedrock Cultural Elements.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in an anatomic pathology laboratory
  • Education
  • High School Diploma or General Education Equivalency required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • HT/HTL (ASCP) certification required.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Denver,Northfield Support Services 11000 E. 45th Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 105 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Laboratory Department: Histology Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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